The past few months have truly been a blessing. I want to take a few minutes to make sure each and every one of our supporters knows how very grateful I am for you. THANK YOU! If I could squeeze you, you know I would! We have grown our business so much lately and are making huge strides towards our mission of sustaining farmers, creating jobs and allowing our amazing community to enjoy more delicious foods that are not only made here, but GROWN right here in our backyards.
Last month we were fortunate enough to be invited to attend Terra Madre otherwise known as the birth place of Slow Food in Turino, Italy. For those of you that do not know about Slow Food, in short its the idea that 'our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.' There is an entire international organization that is dedicated to this way of life and it started in Italy! Every 2 years it conveins in Turino and brings individuals from all walks of life together to what I like to call, the same dinner table. These individuals represent every connection we have to the way food is grown, harvested, manufactured or prepared and enjoyed including producers, distributors, farmers, believers, professors, manufacturers, eaters, bartenders and this list can go on and on. Being my first time, I sat back and took it all in. To be able to look around the rooms and just be in complete awe of the magnitude of this organization was moving. It truly is astounding at how important food is to our society and how we survive. I feel like I have new eyes now. Ones that have been awakened. Upon my return to the US, I have hit the ground running and am now more than ever just unbelievably excited to be creating so many amazing products alongside the hardworking friends of mine that we call, farmers.
These farmers are really doing all the hardwork day in and day out to ensure that millions of Americans can provide delicious foods for their families on their Thanksgiving dinner tables. In my opinion, this holiday is the most important holiday to spend a few extra dollars at the Farmer’s Market or with other small businesses that can help make an impact in our farmers lives.
This season is filled with abundant produce like Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Collard Greens and Kale. Pecans have been harvested and the Turkey’s are just right. Oh, and did I mention that the Louisiana Citrus season is well underway? Below, I have listed all the ways to spend your holiday budget back into our community, with lots of options to support our local farmers.
Locally Preserved wishes everyone a very thankful Thanksgiving and promises to always make your holidays extra sweet.
Thanks again for helping us all Grow Together Locally,
xo Emily & the Locally Preserved Team